Deputy hurt in Tahoe melee; more than 20 arrests
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy was hurt and several people arrested when a fight broke at Lake Tahoe after a July 4 fireworks celebration along the main casino strip at Stateline.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday the deputy injured a knee when an unruly crowd of 100 to 150 turned ugly just after 11 p.m. Wednesday at the California state line.
The statement said officers responded to a fight outside Harrah's hotel-casino and were assisting an injured man on the ground when another man pushed a deputy, touching off the melee.
Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 21 people but haven't specified which were tied directly to the fight. Charges range from obstructing and battery of a peace officer, to disorderly conduct and minor consuming alcohol.
South Lake Tahoe police reported an additional 22 arrests on the California side of the line between 12 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.
Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/